Introduction to Design: The Four Core Principles

Ben Nielsen, Good design is the beginning of learning

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7 Videos (18m)
    • Introduction

      1:07
    • Principle 1: Proximity

      1:28
    • Principle 2: Alignment

      2:43
    • Principle 3: Repetition

      1:33
    • Principle 4: Contrast

      1:52
    • Example Analysis and Class Project

      7:31
    • Conclusion

      2:05

About This Class

Design is a principle based discipline, so the first step in becoming a designer is to learn the core principles that guide great design. In this class we will cover all of the 4 core principles to give you the basic understanding you need before you start designing. We will also engage in a fun class project to help you start to see the principles in the world around you.

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Nice presentation. The elements of Design that are presented were well explained. With examples that were clear and concise. Difinity worth watching.

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Ben Nielsen

Good design is the beginning of learning

I am passionate about good design and good teaching. I believe that anyone can learn simple design principles and tools that can help them create content that is both beautiful and functional.

Background: I am a technology librarian. My masters degree is in instructional design with an emphasis on informal learning.

Motto: Good design is the beginning of learning.

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